It’s hard to believe I have an almost 16 month old. I’m sure I’ll be saying these words for many years to come! Personally, I’ve found it really helpful when other moms in the health world share what their little ones have been eating. It gives me ideas! Based on hearing from you guys, it sounds like coming up with ideas is the hardest part when talking about feeding your kids, so I hope you find this useful.
I must caveat here that Sophie is particular about what she wants to eat. Those days around 6-11 months where she was eating sardines and chicken liver are behind us! Right now, she doesn’t love new foods; I’ve read it can take a child up to 14 exposures of a new food for a child to start liking them. That said, if I’m feeding her something she’s familiar with and I know she likes, she eats well. I just don’t want you to falsely think that meal times are always a breeze!
*As you guys know from our meal plans, I really don’t differentiate between lunch and dinner foods as I always try to make extra dinner and have it as leftovers for lunch.
It is sad to report that Sophie’s sauerkraut phase is over. There was a month or two where the majority of her dinner was sauerkraut haha! I couldn’t complain about that! Now, she doesn’t want to touch it.
Three snacks come to mind that I think she eats daily: fruit, particularly bananas and berries, the Bebe Latte and rice cakes. She takes so long to eat a rice cake that I use the time she’s eating it to prep dinner. Great distraction!
I’ve talked before about the Bebe Latte here. It is a plant-based beverage that I mix with water and give her in a bottle. One of these days I’ll break the bottle habit and switch it to a sippy cup or add it to a smoothie for her. I love it so much because of the ingredients. Every single ingredient is a whole food, and it’s packed full of nutrients from fruit and veggies like kale, spinach, broccoli and carrots. It’s got healthy fats from coconut oil, hemp seeds and flax seed. It also contains calcium, from a non-dairy source, using red algae! You can learn more about The Bebe Latte and The Kiddo Latte here.
I also give her my grain free banana muffins, without the chocolate chips or maple syrup, and a sugar free banana bread (basically one where I omit any added sweetener and just use the bananas as sweetness. I will also give her some chopped up cherry tomatoes if we have them, and cucumber (an awesome teething vegetable before she had teeth) with her snacks to up her veggie intake.
What do your kiddos eat? Share in the comments!
This post is sponsored, but all thoughts are my own and we use The Latte Co products regularly.